Ecumenical Relations Committee

Within the Church of Scotland, the Ecumenical Relations Committee is responsible for encouraging and enabling an ecumenical vision in Scotland. Members seek to encourage ecumenical engagement through the councils, presbyteries and congregations of the Church of Scotland.

We promote understanding through ecumenical working drawn from international and European levels. As part of the universal Church, we believe that God calls us to celebrate and move towards visible unity, to strive to work more closely with our Christian sisters and brothers in Scotland and throughout the world.

Our work

The committee attempts to assist projects at local and national level which develop ecumenical relationships. More and more around Scotland, men and women are working, studying and worshipping together with other Christians, and the committee organises local and national events. There is a network of ecumenical representatives who work at creating and fostering local co-operation. Find out more about our ecumenical work.

Meeting dates

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings of the committee will take place in the Church offices at 121 George Street, Edinburgh.

  • 15 March and 28 June, Church Offices, 121 George Street, Edinburgh
  • 22-23 September, Cardrona, Peebles

Contact for more information

To get in touch with the committee please email us at

Annual autumn conference

Our annual autumn conference, co-hosted with Action of Churches Together in Scotland, is to be held on Saturday, 8 October 2016 in Edinburgh.  The theme this year is Mission and local church life. The conference is for presbytery ecumenical representatives, churches together groups and those interested in ecumenism.  If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form attached to the flyer.

Ecumenical Relations Committee Newsletter

June newsletter

Groundswell newsletter

July newsletter